Ruth 1:17

“Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried: the LORD do so to me, and more also, if ought but death part thee and me.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Where thou diest, wil I die, and there will I bee buried: the Lord doe so to me, and more also, if ought but death part thee and me.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Where you die, I will die, and there I will be buried. Thus may the LORD do to me, and worse, if {anything but} death parts you and me."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried: Jehovah do so to me, and more also, if aught but death part thee and me.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Wherever death comes to you, death will come to me, and there will be my last resting-place; the Lord do so to me and more if we are parted by anything but death.
- Basic English Bible

where thou diest will I die, and there will I be buried. Jehovah do so to me, and more also, if aught but death part me and thee!
- Darby Bible

Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried: the LORD do so to me, and more also, if aught but death shall part thee and me.
- Webster's Bible

where you die, will I die, and there will I be buried. Yahweh do so to me, and more also, if anything but death part you and me."
- World English Bible

Where thou diest I die, and there I am buried; thus doth Jehovah to me, and thus doth He add -- for death itself doth part between me and thee.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried; the LORD do so to me, and more also, if aught but death part thee and me.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ruth 1:17


1:17 There will I be buried - Not desiring to have so much as her dead body carried back into the land of Moab: but Naomi and she having joined souls, she desires they may mingle dust, in hopes of rising together, and remaining together for ever.


Discussion for Ruth 1

  • Anele
    For me Naomi was representing God and Ruth the church
  • Jay
    Ruth was a woman of dedication, faith, and love. In her action toward Naomi, she is showing Jesus words that he will never leave or forsake us. When it seem to Naomi that there was nothing left, ruth step up by the grace of God showing that her love extends to death.
  • CRYSTAL
    Ruth showed a sence of responseability of having a family . She knew family should bond together in good time s or bad, supporting each other to make it better.
  • Christine Awah
    Ruth could be considered as one with unconditional love. Following a mother in law after the death of your husband is not common. She might have also heard about the greatness of the God of her late husband and would prefer to belong to that God instead of those in Moab.
  • Marlene
    I think Ruth was a loveing kind hearted women who loved her mother in law just like she was her own.Mother
  • Sharon toussaint
    Ruth 1 verse 16 tell u about friendship

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